Gosau - Moments of Bliss

A warm welcome to the Gosau Valley!

The yawning high valley seems to be far from any large metropolis, and yet it was densely populated millions of years ago. The imposing Gosau Ridge-mountain ridge, whose rugged scenery dominates the valley, was once namely a coral reef which rose out of the primordial ocean Tethys. In the Gosau valley, one can find one of Austria’s best-known and most-loved scenes: At the head of the valley, at the feet of the Gosau Ridge, lies Lake Gosau. By calm waters, the lake reveals the reflection of the Dachstein Glacier and the highest peak of Austria, the Hoher Dachstein. Spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!

Your Host of the Week in the Gosau Valley

Lake side Inn Gosausee

Spend your holiday in the beautiful mountain area in the Alps in the "Salzkammergut". Our house has been managed for decades by our family. Our commitment is to offer our guests a pleasant and relaxing stay for attractive prices with a permanent impressions. Book online now!

» Lake side Inn Gosausee

Discover Gosau in Spring, Summer and Autumn

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Excursion planner through the World Heritage
There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.
» Excursion planner through the World Heritage

The 60th Ecumenical Church Music Retreat in Gosau
From 17th of July to 31st of July the 61th Ecumenical Church Music Retreat will take place in Gosau, Upper Austria under the auspices of the Association for Church Music of the Evangelical Church of the Palatinate in Germany.
» 61sth Ecumenical Church Music Retreat Gosau 2017

Family events
The Nature and Mountain Adventure World offers many exciting adventures with plenty of things to explore and lots of exercise. And the kids will not be the only ones standing in awe at the Adventure World of Koppenbrüller Cave.
» Family events

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“Yodeller” brass music in the Gosau Valley
The small Kalvarienberg (Mount Calvary) Church in Gosau provides a stunning background to this musical event—a melodious holiday occasion with exceptional panorama views. It promises to be a unique local experience that you’ll never forget!
» “Yodeller” brass music in the Gosau Valley

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Hike with musical entertainment to the Zwieselalm and the huts
We start with a folk music brunch at the hut "Gablonzerhütte", moderated by Peter Gillesberger. High-profile and well-known folk music groups play for hikers but also for the radio brunch "Wann i a Musi hör"!
» Hike with musical entertainment to the Zwieselalm and the huts

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Midsummer Festival on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Saturday, 17th of June 2017 : With Non-stop cable car service, live music at the Gablonzer Hütte and the Breininghütte, food and drinks and music at the solstice fire and much more…
» Solstice fires on the Zwieselalm in Gosau

Outdoor Museum in the Gosau Valley
This Museum has made a noteworthy contribution towards the cultural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage.
» Outdoor Museum

Holiday for body and soul
Switch off and recharge the energy of life - this is the goal of many hikers and nature lovers who visit the numerous “Glücksplätze” (Places of happiness) each year around Lake Gosau - whatever the season or weather!
» “Glücksplätze” - Places of happiness

© Kraft | Kompetenz-Gastgeber “ Wanderfreunde Dachstein Salzkammergut“

The “Dachstein Salzkammergut hiking friends“
Planning a walking holiday? Stay in accommodation owned by members of the Hiking Friends organisation, and you will want to come back again!
» The “Dachstein Salzkammergut hiking friends“

Hiking with Betty in the Gosau Valley

© Jehlde | Wmit Betty in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

See and experience more with Betty
The guided tours will lead you to the most beautiful places around Lake Gosau and Lake Hallstatt. Betty will give you unforgettable moments!
» Hiking with Betty

Hiking with Betty: Valley hike through Gosau
Three-hour family hike with "never ending panoramas". Pushchair friendly.
» Hiking with Betty: Valley hike through Gosau

Hiking with Betty: Exciting herbal hike
Alpine meadows. Walking time about 2 1/2 hours. Excursion time: 6 hours. Every Saturday.
» Hiking with Betty: Exciting herbal hike

© OÖ.Tourismus/Röbl  / Wandern in Gosau zum Hochmoor Löckermoos - Glücksplätze im Salzkammergut

Natural spectacle “Löckermoos” in Gosau
With the slow train to the raised bog. Weekly "Guided walks" from June to October, with the popular hiking guide Betty. Not to be missed! We enjoy the view of the stunning mountain panorama of the Gosaukamm and a break at a rustic mountain hut.
» Natural spectacle “Löckermoos” in Gosau

Käse auf der Rottenhoffhütte

Guided hike 'Kasraos' on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
The walk to the Zwieselalm starts with magnificent views of the Dachstein peak and the surrounding mountains. From here, it’s on to the traditional Rottenhofhütte. Here different cheeses are made in summer
» Guided hike 'Kasraos' on the Zwieselalm in Gosau

Tour to the “Indianerkopf” (Indian head)
High alpine hike. Approximately 6 hours. With a stop at the Goisererhütte. Only for experienced mountaineers!
» Hiking with Betty: Tour to the “Indianerkopf” (Indian head)

Adventure holidays around Lake Gosau

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing has become very popular in region Dachstein-Salzkammergut over the last number of years. And no wonder – there thousands of cliffs, bluffs and crags for climbers to test their skills.
» Rock Climbing

The Gosau Lake Experience
Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!
» The Gosau Lake Experience

Mountain biking
Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the landscape around the Gosau Valley is a bikers' paradise.
» Mountain Bike Tours

© Kraft  Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau

Dachstein West Hiking World
Here where skiers come to put their carving skills to the test in Winter, the gently rolling green meadows and mountain ridges offer fantastic views – the perfect place to enjoy a walk.
» Dachstein West Hiking World

Hiking around Lake Gosau
Hiking in Gosau- a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.
» In Gosau

Dive Adventures
Water is the source of life and the past begins under water – experience the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of Hallstatt and Gosau
» I want to dive

© Outdoor Leadership | Canyoning im Salzkammergut bei einem Urlaub in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Canyoning around Lake Gosau
Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.
» Canyoning

© Kraft Übernachten auf den Berghütten und Almen in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut: Raschberghütte in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee.

Unforgettable nights in the mountains
Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life!
» Colourful light shows

Mountain Huts and Alpine
Fancy a glass of wonderfully fresh milk, accompanied by freshly baked farmhouse bread with bacon or fresh alpine cheese. Here you will find the most beautiful Alpine pastures, in the World Heritage region, for your family hike or Alpine pasture excursion.
» Mountain Huts and Alpine

Service & Information

Tourist information Gosau
nformative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with News from the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.
» Tourist Office Gosau

Salzkammergut Experience Ticket
Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, with shipping and boating opportunities, mountain railways and uphill facilities, salt mines, ice caves & caverns, museums, swimming opportunities as well as with various recreational facilities and activities
» The Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card: Why pay more…?

Information - Anything you want to know – at a glance
Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
» Information

World Heritage

History & World Heritage
Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.
» UNESCO World Heritage region

Heritage Museum - A journey through time!
Discover your own personal Hallstatt period on a journey through history - from the Stone Age to the present day in the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. History does not get any more exciting - come with us!
» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt

School Project Week in the World Heritage region
School trips usually require a lot of organisation: lengthy phone calls, complicated price tarifs... When you book with us, however, this is not the case. Everything is organised all in one go!
» School Project Week

Winter holiday in the Gosau valley: A fairytale in white

Winter in Austria
Winter conjures our valley into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun. That´s winter in Gosau!
» Winterholidays in Austria´s mountains

 © OÖ.Tourismus/Erber |  Gosau | Skiregion Dachstein West: Jede Menge neue Gaudi-Pisten, köstliche Schmankerl serviert von den herzlichsten Gastgebern der Alpen, ein Bergpanorama zum Versinken und auf 140 Kilometern perfekt präparierter weißer Pracht!

Ski region Dachstein West
Dachstein West ski region: with new adventure-packed pistes for more skiing fun, delicious treats served by welcoming Alpine hosts.
» Pure fun – on and alongside the pistes!

Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau
An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!
» Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau

Cross-country skiing in Gosau
When the snow glistens in the sun and the sky is blue – then it is time to get your cross-country skis on. Discover the most beautiful cross county tours and trails in the Gosau valley.
» Cross-country skiing in Gosau

Overview of ski rental stores
You want a straightforward winter sports holiday without tons of luggage? Or spice up your own equipment with a technical highlight? Our ski rental stores offer advice and services to help get you on the run.
» Overview of ski rental stores: Service & Support to get you on the run!

Fly high in winter
Over the last few years, ice climbing has developed into a winter hit. “Low temperature sport climbers” will also find what they are looking for in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt.
» Ice climbing in Bad Goisern – An ice cold adventure